Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Industrial Hygiene Surveys of Occupational Exposures to Wood Preservative Chemicals.

Authors
Timbie-CY; Todd-AS
Source
NIOSH 1981 Oct:85 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00121750
Abstract
Surveys of occupational exposures to wood preservative chemicals were performed. Wood preservatives identified included creosotes (9002862), pentachlorophenol (87865) solutions, inorganic arsenical mixtures and a miscellaneous group. Methods of wood treatment, including air seasoning, kiln drying, steam and vacuum treating, and bouetonizing, were described. In addition, industrial hygiene studies were conducted in 11 wood treating facilities and two manufacturing operations. Airborne exposure levels were determined, and methods of exposure control were evaluated. With few exceptions, employee exposures to wood preservative chemicals were well below current standards for health risk. The authors suggest improved work practices to minimize exposures. Recommendations are given concerning protective equipment, and medical surveillance programs.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0060; Woodworkers; Phenolic-compounds; Health-surveys; Industrial-hygiene; Wood-products; Occupational-medicine;
CAS No.
9002-86-2; 87-86-5;
Publication Date
19811001
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-114033
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0060
Source Name
NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, 85 pages, 58 references
State
OH;
TOP